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12:25 PM ET, June 23, 2012

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Joe Drape / New York Times:
Penn State's Sandusky Convicted of Sexually Abusing Boys  —  BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was convicted Friday of sexually abusing young boys, completing the downfall of a onetime local hero in a scandal that shook a proud Pennsylvania community …
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Matthew Kemeny / PennLive.com:
Jerry Sandusky verdict: Sandusky found guilty of 45 of 48 abuse charges  —  BELLEFONTE — A Centre County jury has found former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.  —  Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach …
Ian Simpson / Reuters:
Sandusky found guilty on 45 of 48 sex abuse charges  —  (Reuters) - A jury found former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 child sex abuse charges on Friday, ending a trial that rocked U.S. college football and renewed attention on pedophilia in America.
Philly.com:
Jerry Sandusky found guilty on 45 counts, led from court in handcuffs  —  BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A Centre County jury found Jerry Sandusky guilty of 45 counts of child sex abuse late Friday night, closing the first chapter in a scandal that tarnished a university and led to the ouster of four of its top administrators.
CBS News:   Sandusky found guilty in child sex abuse trial
Politico:
Forkless Friday at Obama event  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. —Does a fork or dinner knife pose an unacceptable danger to President Barack Obama?  —  One wouldn't think so, given the hundreds of lunches and dinners he's attended ranging from state dinners to political fundraisers to run-of-the-mill stops on the rubber-chicken circuit.
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
GOP promises to rid nation of healthcare law  —  Republicans are using their weekly radio address to reiterate their promise to repeal President Obama's healthcare law.  —  The address is timed for this week's decision by the Supreme Court, which is set to announce its ruling on the controversial law as early as Monday.
Discussion: CNN
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Jon Walker / Firedoglake:
The Health Care Lose-Lose Scenario Facing Democrats
New York Times:
Companies' Ills Did Not Harm Romney's Firm  —  Cambridge Industries, an automotive plastics supplier whose losses had been building for three consecutive years, finally filed for bankruptcy in May 2000 under a mountain of debt that had ballooned to more than $300 million.
Discussion: Politico and Prairie Weather
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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Ann Romney has a horse.  So what?  —  The punch line is at least as old as the eldest baby boomer: “I didn't get a pony.”  —  Here's Jerry Seinfeld: “I hated those kids [who had ponies].  In fact, I hate anyone that ever had a pony when they were growing up.”  —  Why is this funny?
Reuters:
U.S. Catholic priest found guilty in child abuse case  —  PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A monsignor who oversaw hundreds of priests in the Philadelphia Archdiocese was found guilty on Friday of one count of endangering the welfare of a child, making him the first senior U.S. Roman Catholic Church official …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low  —  In case you needed more confirmation that the priorities of US companies and the US economy are screwed up, here are three charts for you.  —  1) Corporate profit margins just hit an all-time high.
CNN:
Powerful congressman accused of campaign finance violations  —  Washington (CNN) — Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan, a self-made Florida millionaire, is only in his third term in Congress, but he already is in charge of fundraising for the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee …
Discussion: Ballot Box
Laura Wilson / Barack Obama:
The Obama event registry  —  Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?  —  Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift.  It's a great way to support the President on your big day.
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Byron Tau / Politico:
Obama campaign launches events registry
Victor Fiorillo / blogs.phillymag.com:
What Happens When You Let Gay Philly Activists Into the White House  —  They pose for pics giving Ronald Reagan's portait the finger.  —  Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House Republicans release final Holder contempt resolution  —  Republicans late Friday released the final version of the resolution asserting that Attorney General Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.
Discussion: The Right Scoop and Weasel Zippers
BBC:
Turkish jet ‘shot down’ off Syria  —  The Turkish military said it lost radio contact with the F-4 while it was flying over Hatay  —  Turkey has said it believes that one of its fighter jets has been shot down by Syrian security forces.  —  The F-4 Phantom disappeared over the Mediterranean …
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Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
Joe The Plumber Defends Campaign Ad Tying Holocaust To Gun Control  —  Earlier this week, Samuel Wurzelbacher — known to most as Joe the Plumber — posted a campaign ad on YouTube that sought to blame gun control laws for human atrocities, including the Armenian genocide of the early 1900s …
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Michael K. Lavers / Washington Blade:
EXCLUSIVE: National Council of La Raza board unanimously approves same-sex marriage resolution
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
GOP Holds Early Turnout Edge, But Little Enthusiasm for Romney
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Post
Reuters:
Bombs targeting Shi'ites kill 13, wound 100 in Baghdad
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Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Weekend of secrecy for big GOP donors
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Debbie Siegelbaum / The Hill:
Suspect in thwarted Capitol bombing plot pleads guilty
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Frank Newport / Gallup:
Many Americans Can't Name Obama's Religion
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